Scorsese's 'Hugo' Named Best Film By NBR Awards

NEW YORK -- Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" has been named the year's best film by the National Board of Review.

The group also picked Scorsese as best director for his child friendly 3-D film about an orphan who lives in a 1930s Paris train station.

Best actor went to George Clooney for his performance in Alexander Payne's "The Descendants," which also earned awards for best adapted screenplay and best supporting actress for Shailene Woodley.

Tilda Swinton was awarded best actress for her performance in "We Need to Talk About Kevin."

A gala for the National Board of Review Awards will be held Jan. 10 in New York, hosted by "Today" show's Natalie Morales.


Here's a list of all the winners:

Best Film: "Hugo" Best Director: Martin Scorsese, "Hugo" Best Actor: George Clooney, "The Descendants" Best Actress: Tilda Swinton, "We Need to Talk About Kevin" Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer, "Beginners" Best Supporting Actress: Shailene Woodley, "The Descendants" Best Original Screenplay: Will Reiser, "50/50" Best Adapted Screenplay: Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash, "The Descendants" Best Animated Feature: "Rango" Breakthrough Performance: Felicity Jones, "Like Crazy" Breakthrough Performance: Rooney Mara, "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" Debut Director: J.C. Chandor, "Margin Call" Best Ensemble: "The Help" Spotlight Award: Michael Fassbender ("A Dangerous Method," "Jane Eyre," "Shame," "X-Men: First Class") NBR Freedom of Expression: "Crime After Crime" NBR Freedom of Expression: "Pariah" Best Foreign Language Film: "A Separation" Best Documentary: "Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory" Special Achievement in Filmmaking: "The Harry Potter" Franchise - A Distinguished Translation from Book to Film

Top Films (in alphabetical order) "The Artist" "The Descendants" "Drive" "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" "The Ides of March" "J. Edgar" "The Tree of Life" "War Horse"

Top 5 Foreign Language Films (In Alphabetical Order) "13 Assassins" "Elite Squad: The Enemy Within" "Footnote" "Le Havre" "Point Blank"

Top 5 Documentaries (In Alphabetical Order) "Born to be Wild" "Buck" "George Harrison: Living in the Material World" "Project Nim" "Senna"

Top 10 Independent Films (In Alphabetical Order) "50/50" "Another Earth" "Beginners" "A Better Life" "Cedar Rapids" "Margin Call" "Shame" "Take Shelter" "We Need To Talk About Kevin" "Win Win"

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